Stitch, Fabric & Thread

An Inspirational Guide for Creative Stitchers

Author: Elizabeth Healey

Publisher: Search Press(UK)

ISBN: 9781782212850

Category: Sewing

Page: 160

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This inventive book is a treasure trove of over 40 inspiring practical exercises, a rich and creative exploration of fabric and stitch, and a fascinating all-round read. The exercises draw inspiration from around the world: create corded works of art inspired by Milton Glaser's iconic Bob Dylan album cover; create bold embroidered African masks; layer up and cut away to create Mola applique; use bleach and fabric paint to create Aboriginal dreamtime lizards; create knotted works of art inspired by ancient Mayan counting systems; embroider varsity cross-stitch letters or try out decorative Japanese book binding. Alternatively, try a host of other techniques such as quilting, printing, dyeing, couching tumbled crockery, creating pleats and puckers and needlelace. The book also contains 'behind the stitches' features: illuminating insights into sewing movements such as Boro textiles, Gee's Bend quilting and Dorset buttons.

AQA AS/A-Level Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles

Author: Pauline Treuherz,Amanda Dick,Denise Davies

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510413677

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

View: 3493


Exam board: AQA Level: A-level Subject: Design and Technology First teaching: September 2017 First exams: Summer 2018 (AS) Summer 2019 (A-Level) Encourage your students to be creative, innovative and critical designers with a textbook that builds in-depth knowledge and understanding of the materials, components and processes associated with the creation of fashion and textile products. Our experienced author team will help guide you through the requirements of the specification, covering the core technical and designing and making principles needed for the 2017 AQA AS and A-level Design and Technology Fashion and Textiles specification. - Explores real-world contexts for fashion and textiles - Develops practical skills and theoretical knowledge and builds student confidence - Supports students with the application of maths skills to fashion and textiles - Helps guide students through the requirements of the Non-Exam Assessments and the written exams at both AS and A-level

Hand Sewing Magic

Essential Know-How for Hand Stitching--*10 Easy, Creative Projects *Master Tension and Other Techniques * With Pro Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting

Author: Lynn Krawczyk

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631595512

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 3455


Hand Sewing Magic is an essential reference to all things stitching, featuring how-tos for dozens of stitches, from the basics for sewing and mending to stunning embroidered embellishment. Hand Sewing Magic is a modern, all-in-one guide for hand stitchers of all levels of skill and experience, and for all applications. In this unique guide book you will: Get an in-depth overview of essential tools and materials, including thread, needles, fabric, and other key supplies. Explore a comprehensive visual dictionary of 35 stitches plus dozens of variations, from basic mending to stylish decorative embellishment to unique art stitching. Discover key techniques, from starting and ending threads to the right way to use an embroidery hoop, from stitching curved shapes to color shading, and more. Learn essential tips and tricks from influential and innovative stitchers, including Joanne Sharpe, Allison Aller, and Catherine Redford. 10 simple and stunning projects show unique ways to use stitches and techniques. With Hand Sewing Magic, you’ll make the most of your hand stitching and give all your projects a beautiful handmade look.

First Time Sewing with a Serger

The Absolute Beginner s Guide--Learn By Doing * Step-by-Step Basics + 9 Projects

Author: Becky Hanson,Beth Ann Baumgartel

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1631597140

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 8329


In First Time Sewing with a Serger, sewing experts Becky Hanson and Beth Baumgartel take you by the hand and teach you everything you need to know to sew with a serger, or overlock machine—a versatile and speedy stitching tool. Start by learning how a serger works, the many styles available, and the roles of various parts and accessories. Get a detailed overview of the variety of functional and decorative stitches you can make, plus must-have threads, tools, and notions. Next, familiarize yourself with how to thread your serger, set the stitch size, and use it to start and end seams, sew curves and corners, and more. You'll use these essential skills to make the nine fun, easy garment and home decor projects--skills you'll turn to again and again to create your own professional-looking pieces!

Creative Beginnings In Machine Embroidery

Innovative Ideas for Expert Results

Author: Patty Albin

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607053276

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 5580


Simple Steps to Beautiful Results from Your Embroidery Machine. Learn to use machine embroidery to enhance your projects. For all sewing machines with embroidery attachments-and every embroidery design. Add special touches to quilts, garments, accessories, home décor, and paper crafts! Patty takes the mystery out of stabilizers, threads, and tools. First-time embroiderer? No problem! Patty includes lots of photographs and detailed instructions with every step. Exercises will help you advance your skills. Experienced embroiderers will be inspired by Patty's ideas for combining embroidery with techniques like appliqué, fabric painting, and embellishment.

The Little Book of Sewing

Author: Karen Ball

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788546695

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3231


Looking for a new calm in this crazy world? The Little Book of Sewing is your pocket-sized guide to creating your own zen with nothing more than a needle and thread. This little book is packed with essays, anecdotes, quotes, how to guides and practical tips and contains all you need to channel your creative energy and start sewing today. It will show you how to: Sew yourself calm, thread a needle, sew a gift, turn your passion into fashion and much more!

Floral Stitches

An Illustrated Guide to Floral Stitchery

Author: Judith Baker Montano

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1607056119

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 2521


Over 50 flower designs from new and traditional stitches. Montano Color Chart helps you choose colors.

A Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery

Designs, Textures, Stitches

Author: Jan Braney

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1849942277

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

View: 6209


A Complete Guide to Creative Embroidery' illustrates a wealth of ideas from two internationally renowned embroiderers. It is divided into two sections: the first, 'Design to Embroider' by Jean Littlejohn develops ideas showing that anyone can design as well as decorate fabric and paper for embroidery. The second, 'Stitched Images' by Jan Beaney, illustrates how to colour fabric and combine this with stitchery. She then looks at ways of interpreting designs using applique, patchwork, quilting, and hand and machine embroidery. The final section gives guidance on selecting a theme. With the combined talents of two innovative embroiderers, this highly illustrated book is an inspiring source of colour, pattern, design, stitch and texture which will encourage embroiderers to create their own exciting and rewarding pieces.

Love Embroidery

Simple Projects and Ideas for Hand and Machine Techniques

Author: Future Publishing Limited

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654458

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 4695


Embellish your world with beautiful embroidery! Inside Love Embroidery you'll find expert tips for both hand embroidery and freehand machine embroidery techniques, along with 56 simple but stylish projects for customizing your wardrobe, revamping your home, and making fabulous gifts. Inspirational ideas from leading designers are provided for every skill level. Start with easy projects and move into more complex designs once you've mastered the basics. Includes useful step-by-step stitch guides, advice on fabric, threads and finishing, and tips on creating original designs.